A model of the MP5 submachine gun. It shoots LEGO pins in semi-automatic mode and also ejects spent cartridges(black tubes). The magazine holds 14 rounds. Model also features working cocking mechanism, extendable stock and fire selector.
About this creation
Sooooo... this is my latest model, the Heckler&Koch MP5 submachine gun! You might say I am a little obsessed with H&K weapons, as this is already my third model of one... :)
Anyways, this weapon uses a spring to shoot 2 stud long technic pins, which are inserted in round tubes (the cartridge), just as in my previous 2 models. These cartridges are stacked in a curved magazine, just like the real thing. The capacity of the magazine is 14 rounds. (more than in my previous model because I used a few white tubes instead of the usual black ones :p).
The gun is semi-automatic, which means only a pull of the trigger is required to fire a round and the next round is pushed into the chamber afterwards, after the empty casing is ejected. The maximum range of the weapon is about 20-25 feet (when shot at an angle when standing). The mechanism used is almost identical to the mechanism in my previous models, so if you want more pictures/information, go look there.
The model also features a extendable/retractable stock, working cocking mechanism and fire selector.
Concerning the shape, due to my lack of (inverted) roof bricks, the curves on the weapon don't really look well, but you'll have to excuse me for that. I tried to make it look as realistic as possible and I think it turned out rather well
As I am quite busy studying at the moment, I will not make anymore pictures in the nearby future, sorry... and as usual I'm not doing instructions so please don't ask. (I know you really want them :p )
Please review and let me know what you think, so I can improve this model!
The MP5 lying on the ground.
Magazine and bullets. Unfortunately,the magazine is quite fragile... it WILL fall apart if touched in the wrong way. The bullets (tube and pin) do actually look a little like the real 9mm round as they are quite comparable in size.
This is where the magazine is put in.
Magazine loaded and fed into the weapon.
Breech. You can see the cartridge in there.
Front sight - I thought a tire imitated the real sight best.
Aiming down the sight (well, aiming... pushing the barrel against the floor can't really be called aiming ;) )
Fire Selector. The selector thingie can rotate, but apart from that it doesn't do anything.
Stock. It can slide in and out of the gun on those little 1 stud wide beams.
Stock extended. The stock is prevented from falling out the back by these 1 1/2 stud pins.
The stock, when extended, is locked in place by this holed plate. The corner of the plate fits nicely into one of the notches in the stock, so the stock won't move. I got this idea from MjrDisasters MP5 , so credit to him.
The cocking handle! This thing is so much fun :) It is actually just a ball on two technic axles put in a L-shape with a rubberband attached to it, so it can only slide forwards and backwards.
You can pull it back and let it go, which makes the handle fly forward and make a "clack" sound. The handle also fits into the little nook, so you can slap it down and it will also fly forward.
Well, the following will be an explanation of the mechanism (sort of). This is the back of the weapon. You can see the part with the spring onto the yellow axle thingie. The spring is attached to the piece behind it with some thin iron wire. Anyways, this piece moves forward when the trigger is pulled and when the trigger is released it will be pulled back by the rubberband.
When the trigger is pulled, the spring is pushed through this hole and into the back of the cartridge in front of it.
The cartridge and bullet (when fed into the weapon) are pushed against the sloped piece (upside down in this picture)
While the bullet (technic 2 stud pin) CAN move through the inverted roof bricks, the cartridge (black tube) cannot move anywhere because its diameter is a little larger than the pin's.
Anyways, this is how it works. When a magazine is inserted, a round is pushed into the chamber. When the trigger is pulled, the spring is pushed forward into the cartridge. Because the pin is somewhat "stuck" inside the tube, the spring compresses itself. (in fact, the gun can only shoot bullets that cannot be pulled out of said tubes with ease, because otherwise they would just fall out when the trigger is just slightly pressed)
When the spring is compressed enough (and has built up enough energy) the "stuck" pin will be shot out of the tube. The pin actually flies pretty far because of the long spring.
Afterwards, the spring is pulled back by the rubberband. Then the empty tube (casing) is pushed out of the breech by the round below, along the sloped piece (the tube can now move sideways because there is no pin blocking this movement anymore, since it was shot out). This makes it look just like the real thing.
Now, as said before, a new round (the one beneath the pushed-out tube) is chambered and you can fire the weapon again by pulling the trigger once more!
And a last view of the MP5.
Well, I hope you liked it! Please leave a review if you did (or if you didn't, so I know what to improve :) )
In response to the questions asked below:
The spring I used in this model was taken out of a mini toy gun that shoots little red balls, I don't think springs this size can be found in pens. In some of my previous models however I did use pen springs, they work fine too, although they have less power. The spring I use:
uncompressed = 4,2 cm (1,68 inch) / compressed = about 1,4 cm (0,56 inch) / diameter = 0,4 cm (0,16 inch)
The yellow axle thingie is just slightly longer than the spring itself (4,3 cm or 1,71 inch) I cut this one to size, because I could not get a proper result with the standard part. Sadly I don't know which set it came with... but I recently made step-by-step "instructions" (just a LOT of pictures :P)
i love how realistic it looks, and the entire thing is great, when you mentioned that the clip is fragile, have you tried putting just a dab of super glue on those main parts, just a little goes a long way when holding legos together
Your gun is just awesome, but it takes a lot building hours i'm finisht with the back part and almost with te magazine but it already shoots, but i had to be creative with the round tubes, i have none, zo I build my own one.
It shoots awesome thx for this great gun
I made it and its just amazing! i used a long lego rod thing for the tube, i just glued it, and i used a pen spring and it worked! i just glued the spring at the end closest to the bolt. it jams a little, but thats the bullets problem! thanks alot!
Great Gun, Great Design. You could probably find a circular piece off a specialized set. Problem, I believe it is in an old space shuttle version set (its also in white). Do you have an LDD I could have? Your instructions are very blurred and I often couldn't tell what some of the parts are. By the by there are elongated pen springs that do have quite amount of power. I think some hardware stores even sell high strength springs.
Quoting Milan Cmadge
1 more thing how did you put a movie on. I need to put one on and I can't. Please reply.
When you uploaded a video to Youtube, you can see the description right? Well, somewhere there you will find the URL. Below the URL is a spot that says: "embed". Copy those intire code and put this on the page you're making. Hope it helps.
I like it
April 12, 2009
these are awesome you should start a buisness your way better than brickgun!!!
can you please make an LDD model of it (without the spring of course)!!!
I like it
February 1, 2009
WHERE DID YOU GET THE TUBE FOR THE AMMO?????
I like it
January 3, 2009
You say the rounds are quite comparable in size. I don't see how you work that out as they are approximately 5mmx15mm by my reckoning rather than 9mmx19mm of the actual round. Otherwise this is one of the best models I have seen. Time for me to modify the mechanism into my own gun.
this is INSANELY accurate. and why would he make a vid of him building it when its already built? have you ever made instructions as you freehand something? no. you just DONT. it takes too much time, work, and hastle. but yeah. i want one. 5/5 fo sho lol
i am almost finished making revolver with your mechanism it is awesome :D and also i approciate (however you spell it) that you are so unselfish that you made instructions for this awesome gun i love heckler & koch weapons they are the best and please make more instructions for your weapons thanks!!
Real nice thank you for the instructions i`m gonna build it tomorrow (i`m gonna try, looking for the right spring got the blocks) and round the sharp edges if i can. got the blocks i`m gonna put it on my page please give me your opinion and check out my sniper rifle (hints/tips) again Thanks and much respect
Quick question: How do you prevent the spring from flying out with the pin? Do you wrap it around the stick or do you not modify the spring at all? I'm looking into making a working revolver with a similar mechanism. Hopefully I'll have all functioning parts. Thanks
I'd say this is your best creation ever the G36 is good but I like the MP5 I have 3 questions 1. What type of springs did you get from the pens?
2. What is that yellow axel thingy and where did you get it?
3. Why didn't you take apart the MP5
PS. Heckler&Koch weapons are awesome and keep up the good work!